September 22, 2010
Not what it seems
This piece is a total rip off. After looking into Segundo de Chomón's list of works I have confirmed through various sources that it is in fact a film by him but it was created somewhere between 1906 and 1908 depending on what source you read. The film literally rips of the 1902 classic "Trip to the Moon" by George Melies almost completely scene by scene, action by action and even looks as if they re-used a number of the original stage props from Melies' film. Watch them in comparison and see for yourself.